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TADA! Visual Art Workshop for Teachers

Kids' Own Publishing Partnership & Lucy Hill

TADA! Visual Art Workshop for Teachers

Baboró festival venues require that all patrons over the age of 18 must be fully vaccinated, or recovered within 180 days of an event, as per current government Covid-19 guidelines.On entry to the venue patrons must present:

  • Their Covid-19 vaccination certificate or
  • A valid Covid Recovery Certificate (within 180 days prior to attendance of an event)
  • A valid ID

All patrons over 13 must wear a facemask during events.

Teachers who are interested in arts and creative processes in the classroom, are invited to join artist Lucy Hill for a special workshop that will provide a space for creative exploration and response to the TADA! Exhibition in Galway Arts Centre.

The workshop will offer ways of engaging with, and interpreting, the exhibition, from a pedagogical and artistic perspective. Teachers will be supported to have a creative experience of their own and also to gain ideas for connecting this back to their classroom practice.

Different themes and elements of the exhibition will provide starting points for creative activity, curriculum connections and peer discussion. Resources (printed and audio-visual) will be available to support teachers and their class groups to engage with the exhibition.

Kids’ Own is a children’s arts organisation and publishing house, established in 1997. Kids’ Own's mission is to develop, publish and promote artwork and writing created by young people for young people, through meaningful engagement with professional artists. Through publishing and arts initiatives across a range of media, we amplify, make visible and give credence to the voices and expressions of young people who are not seen and heard within society – particularly those who are experiencing various forms of social exclusion. Kids’ Own is driven by a passionate belief in the intrinsic value of the arts in children’s lives; as a source of joy, fulfilment and connection. Through our work, we support children to be actively creating, enquiring, communicating and making meaning through the arts.

Lucy Hill is currently a staff artist with Helium Arts Creative Health Hub in Galway. She is a visual artist, arts facilitator, and academic, and was recently awarded a PhD in art education from NCAD (2021). She was inaugural John Coolahan Early Years Artist in Residence at The Ark Cultural Centre for Children’s during 2018/2019 and was an invited speaker at the International Art Education Week in Seoul Museum of Modern Art, Korea. Lucy works with agencies, consultants and institutions on long and short term projects that have culminated in interactive child-friendly exhibitions. Lucy was a Creative Associate with the Arts Council/Creative Ireland Creative Schools program from 2018-2021.